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One Project Post A Day

by Woodwrecker
posted 07-15-2011 04:46 AM


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#1 posted 07-15-2011 04:52 AM

I agree completely. I assume it would not be hard to prevent a new project within X hours of one’s last submission. I would set X at 24 initially and raise it if necessary in the future.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 05:08 AM

I SECOND THAT! How about working out a guideline that would be fair and equitable to all, LJ?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 05:11 AM

this is an issue that has been bantied about for years here…and I totally agree…it usually happens when a new member discovers the site and is all excited—-which is a good thing…but it would be nice if there was a limit…

i think the concern from the owners is that the more proijects and the more members, the better…but it is really exciting to finish a big project and let a lot of people see it…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 07-15-2011 05:15 AM

Hmm – my first reaction was “no”, but I see your point. It is incredible just how many members LJ now has and it keeps on growing. Send your idea to the powers to be and ask them to give some thought to it. Just know that once in place, it may be awhile to undo or improve – bureaucracy just moves slowly that way.

And as to Napaman’s comment ”it is really exciting to finish a big project and let a lot of people see it…”
that’s why there are “buddies” and when they post something, you are notified.

-- Harold

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#5 posted 07-15-2011 05:20 AM

I agree with “the more the better” idea. I love seeing all the new, beautiful and interesting creations. However, for one person to “hog” the day or a page would be unfair to others. Let’s all exercise courtesy and a little restraint when posting?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 07-15-2011 05:25 AM

I’ve made that suggestion before, but hold on to your seat. Because pretty soon folks will be chiming in with the other side of the argument, calling you a control freak, and giving all kinds of reasons why it’s perfectly okay for people to post 20 projects in a row.

Actually, I’m over it. If you think about, there are so many members now that it doesn’t really matter if you restrict people to one post per day. You are still going to end up having the same number of projects posted in a day, on average.

Let’s say 100 woodworkers each have 100 projects to post. Whether they each post one per day for 100 days, or they each post all 100 projects on different days, it’s still 10,000 projects!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 07-15-2011 05:31 AM

I must have too much time on my hands at night because I run out of projects to look at before I run out of time or interest. That said, I dont like it when someone posts 6 very similar projects back to back. As Little Paw said: a little courtesy and common sense go a long way.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 07-15-2011 05:37 AM

I have asked Martin to consider tackling this issue. And I understand that he is a busy guy, so I don’t expect it to be on the front burner anytime soon.

And, I also understand that with as many members as there are now, your chances of having your post knocked off the front page more quickly are apparent. But it is still bad form, whether it is intended or accidental through ignorance.

And lastly, you obtain new buddies primarily by them seeing your post and admiring your work to the point that they want to avoid missing any in the future or vise-versa.
That is how I have had the good fortune to become friends with a bunch of you.

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#9 posted 07-15-2011 06:06 AM

what if the opening page where you agree that it is a new project made of wood…
has an option for an asterisk-y link thing that notifies the viewer that there are multiple postings alongside the front page entry.
-& maybe a special page that can be used for them -with more pic space-so we can see the detail on EACH BEAUTIFUL ANDY PALM BOX INSTEAD OF having to try to see each one in the group pics with a magnifying glass!!

i am now certain,by having discussed such issues, that my kids would chalk me up to being a complete old geek now!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#10 posted 07-15-2011 06:12 AM

Yes it’s easy to get behind on looking at all of the nice projects posted every day. And I was guilty of the project post-a-mania thing the first couple days I joined. But I read I thread similar to this one and thought they were talking about me. And you’re right, not has many people can go to seeing your project so you get less feedback about your project. I did learn from John (extreme birdhouse man) to go back and stack some of my projects with similar projects to fill out the six picture spaces provided for the project. I wonder if it shows up as a new posting when we go back and add to an old project some new similar projects.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#11 posted 07-15-2011 06:21 AM

I say post em if you have got em…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 07-15-2011 06:29 AM

Thank you Christine.
I did post a few close ups down in the comment section of that page.

And Wayne, I say post’em if you got’em, just not like a machine gun.

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#13 posted 07-15-2011 06:31 AM

My peeve is project posts with no text describing the project or how it was built. I read a lot of the content on the site, so the fast scrolling does not bother me.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 07-15-2011 06:42 AM

Yeah, you could do a whole other forum subject on asking people to explain their method of assembly and finish, problems encountered, tips to do a certian procedure better, and in better detail, etc, etc, but I’ll leave that one for you..lol
Thanks Wayne.

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#15 posted 07-15-2011 06:51 AM

I’ve been on LJs for nearly 2 years (in about another month), and have only posted 4 projects for the simple reason we are discussing…...too many people posting too many projects at once. When I joined, there were about 11,000 members, and posting was much easier then , and they lasted more than a couple of days on the front pages…now it’s gotten plum out of hand as to how fast they are posted…..I agree with Woodwrecker in that we need some kind of limitation, and it will get worse before it gets better. I have about 146 projects I have done, and are on my Photobucket page, but I’m not interested in posting any just for the fact we are talking about. I was on here 589 days before I posted my first project…a Shaker Hall Table…I’m not one that feels the need to post everything I build, but that’s just me.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#16 posted 07-15-2011 07:05 AM

I don’t see it as a real big deal. Somedays you go to the projects pages and not a whole lot has gone on. Others like today, have been real busy. The way I look at it, more inspirational material.

-- mrg

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#17 posted 07-15-2011 08:03 AM

mrg
It’s a big deal if someone – not me, my stuff is ordinary…at best, lol – puts in six months on a really, really superior piece and then happens to be unlucky enough to post it proudly on a day that someone decides to post his twenty different colored wind mills – or whatever – all at once separately right after him.
It happened the other day. An absolutely masterful piece – which had to take a TON of work – was gone in about four hours because of a scenario similar to this.
At some point common sense has to prevail.

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#18 posted 07-15-2011 08:34 AM

An alternative “solution” to this problem might be a different way of browsering through the projects. Personally I don’t think it’s so much “front page” as having to wade back through x pages to get back to where you left off. I think when you go to the “projects” page it should remember where you were last time, and you can proceed forwards, towards more recent projects, from there. It’s just one click to move onto another page if you don’t like the identical projects on that page.
This would also be useful when you go on holiday – you come back and you have many many pages of projects to look through – it just seems more logical to browse projects older to newer than the other way around as you (whilst sitting at a computer with massive processing power and a great memory) try to remember where you were last.
If you know a little HTML, you can actually write your own LJ projects interface to do it this way yourself and it is, imho, a better and more logical way of viewing them.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#19 posted 07-15-2011 09:22 AM

This makes so much sense. While it is fun to post new projects, there should be a “grouping” or something for like items. I agree that 1 project a day would be more fair to all. Keeping up with all the fine projects on a “one at a time” basis is overwhelming some days and underwhelming on others! This might even it out a bit.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#20 posted 07-15-2011 10:07 AM

If you make one item in a whole heap of different woods or colours ore such please do not post each and every one… link it… post all in one post …
As far as having time to see each and every post… no chance… I only look at my buddies posts when I get an email… I do not have time to even comment on all of them… some do but then…most of those are not posting…
anywhooo… when I see too many similar projects I just ignore them.. sorry…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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#21 posted 07-15-2011 12:36 PM

I kind of like the ‘one or two a day’ rule. I think it is fair to everyone.

What I have seen happen is we get a newcomer to the site and they are all excited and want to fill up that cool looking gallery with all those awesome graphics that sits empty on their page. I know when I first came here, that was what I was thinking. I wanted to be accepted here as someone with substance that fit in.

But when I saw that as I added a project, it went to the front page, it kind of slowed me down. I wasn’t ready to jump out in front of everyone yet. I kind of needed to ease myself in one or two projects at a time.

We need to remember that most forums encourage members to post everything they have. There is no time frame or real limit because they aren’t presenting them like we do here at our site. New members probably don’t realize that they are even irritating anyone when they are doing it and are probably just excited. It probably feels horrible to them to be on a new site for a day or two and receive one or more (sometimes not-so-friendly) messages about multiple postings. I would think it would be a bad way to start here for them on all sides.

Perhaps there could be a note on the template for the new members’ home page encouraging them to only post one or two projects at a time. It would just be a friendly suggestion as a guideline for the site. I would think that most new members would honor this and be happy for the heads up.

If that didn’t work and the problem still persists, then I would consider imposing the one or two a day rule. But I wouldn’t think you would have to. Most people would probably be happy to comply.

Besides – people can’t follow rules if they don’t know they exist. I don’t think anyone wants to join up here and have other members irritated with them from the get go.

Just my own two cents.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#22 posted 07-15-2011 01:48 PM

Charlie is right on. Even with just one post a day by a person with this many members the project view would still be flooded.

Woodwrecker, I spent about 18 months(on and off but yeah a long time was spent) on those nightstands and they were on the project page for less than a few hours :(

If I may suggest, perhaps only one project per person per day is visible from the main page.

But…
Allow the users to post as many projects as they want each day. If a user posts more than one project on the same day , perhaps a link can be displayed below that project that links to a list of other projects posted that day by the same user. This would allow people to post many projects in a day but without cluttering up the main project listing from other people?

However with only showing 3 projects in the view, they’re going to get bumped off quickly no matter what without reworking that view to show more.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#23 posted 07-15-2011 03:08 PM

Eric,
Even if LJs were limited to one project post per year that limitation would NOT work either. Take roughly 28,000 LJs at one project per year and there would still be 77 projects PER DAY posted. Just sayin’...

I personally would like to have a personal gallery that does NOT automatically load to the main projects gallery. Lacking that, I would like to see a permanent classification within the main Projects Gallery, for example if you list your project under ”workbench” then THAT would be the ONLY place it would be seen. And one should only be able to choose ONE classification.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#24 posted 07-15-2011 04:00 PM

Well, with as many thoughtful and interesting suggestions on how to deal with this matter brought up, it will be interesting to see if anything materializes.
Thank you all for your comments on the issue. A bunch of wise souls here, no doubt.

I’m heading out to my currently hot, but fun shop now.

Thank you again.

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#25 posted 07-15-2011 04:32 PM

This topic has been hashed out before, so it must be a real source of irritation to people. If nothing else it makes people aware of the issue. And because of posts like this, I will never post more than one project a day. I even watch how many blogs I post on a day.

I have a bunch of shop things I am going to present sooner, or later, and they will probably end up in a blog. I get quite a bit of interesting comments and conversations that way. I have a bench that will be a project, probably this weekend….........or not…...I always find something else I want to do to it.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#26 posted 07-15-2011 05:14 PM

I don’t get it. From the homepage, I just click on the ‘Projects’ tab at my liesure, and flip through the new postings until I get to where I left off the last time I visited. I have no idea how many projects are posted in a day, or how many have been posted by any one member.. nor do I care. I have viewed EVERY project…and commented on those I especially liked…and never had any issue with how many get posted, or by whom.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#27 posted 07-15-2011 06:01 PM

I think the multiple post problem comes from the newbies 90+% of the time. I think a restriction of 1 post per hours would quickly solve this problem. As long as when they tried to post their second post they got a message saying…” Out of courtesy… bla bla bla. You have x minutes before you can post another project.” A new LJ’er with 20 projects to post is not going to stick around for 20 hours to post them all. On the other hand, if I am working on 2 projects at once and finish them both in the same day I want to post them both. If I take the time to do a good write up it won’t be long before I get to post my second project also.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#28 posted 07-15-2011 07:37 PM

+1 on having the system track the last viewed project and allow you to filter those since your last visit. I know you can kind of do that in the Pulse section but you don’t get thumbnails and it is mixed with blogs, forum posts, profile updates, etc.

I’m typically too busy with real life to worry about it and search via keywords if i’m interested in a particular style/genre.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#29 posted 07-16-2011 03:57 AM

I view projects like poopiecat does and order/page doesnt really bother me. I just look until I get to where I last logged on. My concern is that I,ll miss some inspiring project so I always scroll through ALL of the new projects. I think you cant have too many GOOD projects posted. Just my 2 cents.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#30 posted 07-16-2011 05:16 PM

thanks for your feedback everyone.
Yes, this topic comes up quite frequently. The design of the site provides many options as to how to use it. Yes, there are other ways that it can be organized – and many ways that it will be reorganized in the future, I am sure.

Our members use the site in many, many different ways, each with their own agenda and preferences. Unfortunately we can’t meet everyone’s needs all the time.

We do like hearing about “how” you use the site or how you would “like” to use the site. The information is gathered and used for updates.

As for “when” any changes will happen, well… I can’t predict that :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#31 posted 07-16-2011 07:33 PM

Thank you for commenting Ms Debbie.

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#32 posted 07-16-2011 07:44 PM

You can’t really be expected to stop people newcomers etc from getting a bit over indulgent at first, and then the let everything all out at once.I guess we could ask newcomers to post no more than one project a week for their first year if this would be acceptable.For me I would just be happy to see what everyone has.I don’t do too many posts myself and resrict myself to a few a year, but them My illness provides me with being less than full time at this.It’s really up to those whom this aggrivates for me I am happy either way. I am happy to learn everything you wish to offer so keep em coming as far as I am concerned .Although I am happy with the decision of the heierarchy .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#33 posted 07-17-2011 01:50 AM

This matter reminds me of two people arguing over who is right while each is looking at opposite sides of a coin. Was one right and the other wrong? We all know that they were BOTH right and they could continue to debate the matter until the cows come home and still won’t put it to bed.

In our situation, I think (there goes another of my belly button again! :D) the matter would settle itself. How? LJs, by and large, look for/at posts that interest them either by design or category of woodworking. For example (and I’m just going to pick on a couple of LJs here), no matter how long ago Jordan, BrittBoxmaker, LarryK, Mark DeCou and more, posted their creations, LJs will still find them, drop our jaws and comment on them. No multiple-posting-in-a-day could push them off the front page, nor does it matter.

On the other hand, if I see two or more similar items, or things made with those laser carvers/duplicators, I just looked at one of them and skip right on by and not bother opening the rest. So what, you ask? So, think about the reason we post what we make. We want other fellow woodworkers to see, offer constructive ideas, appreciate it and tell me what a good job I did, right? So, if I post a bunch of them and get very few or no “Views”, no “comments”, nada, zip, would I be inspired to rush back into my shop and create or post another ten?

Even though we are all like-minded lovers of making things with wood, I don’t see one solution that would satisfy all 29,852+ members, do you – - really? Why don’t we chill out a little and see if the matter settles itself?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#34 posted 07-17-2011 02:27 AM

I agree that it is bothersome when someone posts almost the exact project back to back to back to back. I think they hurt themselves more than anyone else though. I actually look at all the projects as long as I have an internet connestion. Each time I get on I go through the projects until I reach a couple that I realize Ive already seen on my previous visit. Then I do the same thing to the blog section. Then if I haven’t already spent hours online, I do it in forums.
However, several times I have noticed before I got two deep into projects that someone has posted three or ten of similar projects back to back. Often in those cases, unless it is something that just really catches my eye, I’ll flip past the extremely multiple postings and go on to something else. If many other people do this, then the multiple poster is causing people not to see the project.
That’s just my opinion though. I kill so much time on here that I try not to let too much like this bother me any more. I guess I see it as a problem that Martin has to know about and have an opinion on. Since it’s his site, his opinion and what he decides to do about it is what will be done about it. Past that, the only thing I do is decide what or how I wish to deal with it.

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#35 posted 07-17-2011 04:30 AM

I’m not too worried about the number of posts, I do however think the “multi” posters run the chance of cheapening thier contributions, I know I tend to look at the first post of say 5 or 6 & my judgement is maybe formed by the one I view & I will probably skip the remainder if the one selected does not appeal. In other words I guess I am saying that you can end up presenting your work like a $2 store, is it just rushed out work for the sake of a post.
If I spend say 1 to 3 weeks on a typical project I realy appreciate some feedback & maybe suggestions on a by piece basis, rather than simply bash em out & throw them onto the site and wonder why each one is not judged or commented on!?
With such a huge membership I would rather see common sence & courtesy as a key site manager as opposed to more rules, & I think by raising the issue as it is give a guideline to the newbies. :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#36 posted 07-17-2011 05:22 AM

I second the motion Little Paw and Petag made.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#37 posted 07-17-2011 03:10 PM

I’ve said this before and will say it again. It would be nice if you could post projects to your projects section without having every post appear on the front page every time, and yet have the ability to post so that a project could appear on the front page. New members like to post their past projects to their project page to add to their profile and aren’t always interested in every project that they post appear on the front page. Having this option would be nice. Just like when they changed they way to post an image in a thread without it having to go to the project page. Personally I do very little on the front page aside from navigating to different sections such as blogs, forums and videos.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#38 posted 07-17-2011 03:24 PM

Greg: That’s an interesting idea. I’m sure some folks just join the site and want to get a bunch of projects into their gallery right away, but not necessarily hog the front page. This would be a good option to have.

Pete G.: Good point about multi-posts cheapening the work. When someone posts a bunch of projects at once, even if they are really good, I will usually not comment on more than one of them.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#39 posted 07-17-2011 05:37 PM

Greg,I like that idea. No one wants to curb any new member’s enthusiasm about showing their stuff by asking them not to post. Far from it; but having the ability to by-pass the front page and deposit your work directly in to your gallery so someone else could go there and see it is a smart way to handle the situation of flooding the main page and still having your work available for viewing.

I also do not comment on every project in a bunch, even if they are very good. It is just too time consuming.

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#40 posted 07-18-2011 08:50 AM

An alternative solution popped into my head last night, as follows…

Allow people to post as many projects as they like, when they like.
Let the LJ computer system control when these projects appear on the front page.
So, for example, if you were to post one or more projects within whatever is decided to be a “too fast” timeframe, the system queues that posting and pops up with a message like “You can only post one project in any 24 hour period. But don’t worry, I’ve queued that project and it will appear 24 hours from now”. Or some such.
Seems to me the kind of thing a computer ought to be good at.
And the new/enthusiastic user gets no curb on their posting.
The system could even, if one wanted, queue new projects such that only one project per front page per user was ever actually posted.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#41 posted 07-18-2011 04:45 PM

Not a bad idea, KnickKnack, but it might be technically challenging from a web design standpoint.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#42 posted 07-18-2011 04:53 PM

>> but it might be technically challenging from a web design standpoint

We all like a challenge – I’m sure Martin does too :-)

Perhaps he could borrow some code from the banks? They manage to make a simple, purely electronic, money transfer take several days, so they might have some useful “put it in a queue and forget about it for days” code!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#43 posted 07-18-2011 05:24 PM

LOL with KnickKnack. I’ve often wondered if they flag these millisecond entirely automatic transactions with a “of 3 day importance” tag. My guess is that our funds are in some interest bearing purgatory.

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#44 posted 07-18-2011 06:12 PM

I’m with poopie on this one. Only 4 clicks to scroll through the projects posted in the last 24 hours. And Martin doesn’t have to do a thing. Seems so easy to just change your viewing habits.

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#45 posted 07-18-2011 07:05 PM

I like the queue idea also but the idea of being able to post a project and not put it on the main page makes no sense to me. The reason being is site traffic and ad dollars. The more projects that are submitted means more traffic and the more traffic means more ad dollars. If people start bypassing the main projects page there will look like there is less traffic to the site.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#46 posted 07-18-2011 09:38 PM

What about a voting box that when an item gets voted on with X amount of votes it hangs out in the first 5 projects for X amount of days until it is replaced by something else. That way the really cool projects get seen by many people and those of us that make a spice rack that we are very proud of can post and not feel like we will be stealing the thunder of those WOW projects that everyone should be able to see and drool over.

Royal

This would help in the long run because you can have a BEST OF PROJECTS page of things that are noteable, or things that get the most votes by registered members.

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#47 posted 07-19-2011 06:39 AM

In the past month

1050 new members joined Lumberjocks .

They posted 53 Forum Topics .

They posted 31 Blog entrys.

Thirty new members posted projects .

Four new members posted 87 projects between them .

The other 26 new members posted an additional 33 projects.

The remainder of aprox. 1000 new members posted zero (0) blogs , topics , projects

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#48 posted 07-19-2011 06:52 AM

I would think there would other features that would be nice to have as opposed to fixing this problem. A ton of projects are posted each day. Not sure it is an issue of one person over posting as it is the nature of the site. There is lots of activity here.

For example, I would love to have an updated project section that allows you to browse photos of workshops similar to the projects page or how about a LJ wall where people could post messages to people….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#49 posted 07-27-2011 04:54 AM

I have not read through all the comments. So this might have already been said. I (for once….it does happen every so often….) agree with Poopiekat. I have also looked at every single project (since joining the site). I always scroll through them until I get to the ones I’ve seen already. It does not bother me a bit if someone (most of the time its new members) posts 20 projects in a row. The worst i’ve seen is someone posted like 20 separate pens right in a row. Did it make me mad??? maybe a little annoyed…but c’mon….it took me 1 second to click past them, and see the next ones. Not that big of a deal, and that was the worst one I’ve encountered.

We are all here to share….not compete with each other. It seems this subject gets brought up because people feel that if their projects get booted off the front page, no one will comment on them. Boohoo. Its not that big of deal. This isnt a competition to see who will get the most comments, etc. If its an amazing project, whether its on the front page or not….it will get comments. This is a place to share, not a place to compete for that first place “hot projects” spot. If this sort of thing really stresses you out, its time to reevaluate whats important in your life! The “you” doesnt stand for anyone in particular.

Maybe for the people who spend 6 months on a project and “deserve” to have their project on the front page for longer…..they should PAY for that spot…..That way you can’t complain about your project getting knocked off the front page. If its that important to you, throw Martin some money, and he’ll keep it on the front page for you

boohoo – this topic/concern is more about selfishness then selflessness.

PS Just messing around Poopiekat!! :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#50 posted 07-27-2011 11:54 PM

dakremer wisely said, ”So this might have already been said. I (for once….it does happen every so often….) agree with Poopiekat.”
Why, of course, dakremer! All the cogent, well-reasoned members here agree with everything I post. Those who don’t will make themselves known shortly….

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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